Posts in "Female Training"

One Year Postpartum: Are There Any Special Training Considerations?

The short answer is a resounding yes. A lot of articles and information directed towards postpartum women cover the initial weeks and months after giving birth. That’s awesome. But what about one year after? Five years? As Dr. Sarah Duvall, creator of Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, mentions below in today’s guest post: once postpartum, always… Read more

Sex In the Industry: Why Men Need to Lean In and Listen

Today’s post is a teachable moment. At least I hope it will be. It covers an uncomfortable albeit important topic and something that, up until this past weekend, I thought I’d never get called out for. And that is…. The sexualization of women in the fitness industry.   Last weekend I presented at the NSCA… Read more

Women and Hypertrophy: Why Should Jill Get Jacked?

I train a lot of women. In fact, if I broke down my client roster I’d say it’s about a 50/49/1% split (women/men/Centaur). I live in a little strength & conditioning bubble where the bulk of women I work with don’t blink an eye at the idea of adding muscle to their frame. In fact,… Read more

Fitness During Pregnancy: What’s a Girl To Do?

It’s not lost on me I have a Y chromosome and that discussing pregnancy and how to train during and after it can be a bit, well, peculiar. I mean, it’s something my body will never experience, so how can I discuss the topic without coming across as some mansplaining a-hole? Simple. 50% of the… Read more

Strength Training, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

My wife gave birth to our son, Julian, seven months ago. She continued to strength train during her pregnancy and has continued to do so since. During that time she, along with every other woman who has gone through the joyous albeit intricate and painstakingly “what the **** did we do?” reality check that is having… Read more

5 Things to Consider With Postpartum Training

My wife gave birth to our son on January 31st, which was a Tuesday. She was back in the gym that Friday. Although, admittedly, all she did was a few easy bodyweight exercises and listened to my advice on hammering drills like deadbugs, birddogs, and anything else that would help to build back her core… Read more

My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less

“Why should I be fit?” Ask a male that question and you’ll hear a bevy of terms and phrases ranging from “to get swole and jacked” to “to get swole and ripped.” Ask a female that question? Well, the bulk of them will have an entirely different orientation or framing of answers.   Most of… Read more

Fitness Celebrity vs. Fitness Pro: Part 2 – Shots Have Been Fired

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach, Erica Suter. A few months ago she wrote an excellent article comparing fitness celebrities vs. fitness pros (linked below). Deservedly so, it made its rounds around the internet and reiterated a message I 100% agree with. It was so popular she decided to write a follow-up and… Read more